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Kingsville Livestock Auction

Archived Report

1/31/2023

Total Run: 2,670

Market Notes

Compared to last week, the majority of steers under 650 lbs traded 10.00-15.00 higher and those over 650 lbs sold firm to 3.00 higher. Heifer calves under 550 lbs 6.00-10.00 higher and those over 550 lbs sold firm based on light comparisons from last week. Demand was good to very good with more favorable weather conditions for both buyers and sellers than last week. The quality was attractive again with reputation strings of mostly home-raised cattle throughout the day. Despite the slightly sluggish feel to the overall cattle market the last couple weeks, the expected bullishness could be felt from buyers orders Tuesday as spring inches closer and we enter a historic period of tighter numbers of cattle which was confirmed by USDA's recent release of the cattle inventory report. Slaughter cows sold 4.00-8.00 higher, spots 10.00 higher.

Supply included: 92% Feeder Cattle (66% Steers, 30% Heifers, 4% Bulls); 7% Slaughter Cattle (92% Cows, 8% Bulls); 1% Replacement Cattle (57% Stock Cows, 43% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 60%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 1/24/2023 Last Year Total Receipts: 2,670 1,955 3,565 Feeder Cattle: 2,464(92.3%) 1,766(90.3%) 3,156(88.5%) Slaughter Cattle: 176(6.6%) 174(8.9%) 340(9.5%) Replacement Cattle: 30(1.1%) 15(0.8%) 69(1.9%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 233 238 247 $835
400-500 224 238 244 $1,072
500-600 215 228 241 $1,254
600-700 190 195 215 $1,267
700-800 174.75 189 191.25 $1,416

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 201 214 219 $750
400-500 191.25 199 212 $895
500-600 175.75 186 195 $1,024
600-700 165.5 176 180 $1,143
700-800 163.25 174 179.5 $1,304

*Approx is the middle weight of the weight group multiplied by the mid point of the high and low for the group. It's meant as a quick method to see what cattle of that weight class are bringing per head.

Cows & Bulls

Type Min Avg Max
Slaughter Bulls $93 $101 $107

Total Run